FOUR award-winning buildings have been recognised for their architectural excellence.

A school, two museums and a private house in Sussex have been recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in the 2014 National Awards.

The winners were the new boarding house, Brighton College, Brighton, by Allies and Morrison; Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, Ditchling, by Adam Richards Architects; a private house in East Sussex by Smerin Architects, and The Novium, Chichester, by Keith Williams Architects. These four buildings are among 56 in the UK and Europe which have received RIBA Awards.

The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, for the best building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National and EU Award-winners.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said: “This year’s RIBA National Award winners show that exceptional architecture can be found anywhere, and with any budget. Good architecture always begins with a committed client.

“It is extremely heartening to see in this year’s crop of winners, the increasing recognition – notably in the public sector – of the vital role of good design in attracting visitors, students and clients and of the dramatic influence that a beautiful building has on communities and pride.”